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Good day tennis fans and welcome back to Tennis Now’s twice weekly news update show.

Serena Williams dominated the WTA Championships this weekend taking out Maria Sharapova in the finals for her seventh title of the year. After the match Williams had this to say:

“I was like a heavy favorite going in to win this title, so for me it was really important. I mean, for my own sanity, so to say. I really wanted it, even though I didn’t need it. Like I don’t think I needed to do anything else this year — or any other year — but I really wanted to end on a good note.” Well you can always count on Serena to be good for an interesting quote.

David Ferrer took his sixth title of the year in Valencia and Juan Martin del Potro denied Roger Federer his sixth Basel title after defeating him in the finals. Both Ferrer and Del Potro are poised to do well at the World Tour Finals in London.

Following his loss to Del Potro, Federer pulled out of the Paris Masters to rest for the World Tour Finals. The withdrawal means that Federer will lose his World No. 1 ranking to Novak Djokovic next week after 302 weeks at the top.

California’s School for the Blind has introduced their students to tennis using foam balls filled with metal beads that rattle on impact, allowing them to locate the ball when it hits the ground or racket. Once the ball is served, the players have to return it before it bounces three times.

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